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Conjoined twins who share liver born at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa

Health & Science - By Philip Mwakio | April 29th 2016 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300
Newly born Conjoined twins recuperating in the ICU ward at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa County on Thursday,028th April,2016 evening. Hospital Administrator Dr.Iqbal Khandwalla said the baby twin boys born, weighing 2 kgs each at 9.30 am in the same day through a Caesarean are stable including their Mother. He said preliminary examinations indicate that the twins joined around their abdomen share a Liver and bladder but will be flown by AMREF to Kenyatta Hospital as soon as possible for advanced care. PHOTO BY MAARUFU MOHAMED/STANDARD

Conjoined twins were born at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa yesterday.

Addressing journalists at the hospital's intensive care unit, Chief Administrator Iqbal Khandwalla said the twins weighed 4.6kg at birth.

Doctors referred them to Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi for specialised treatment.

"The babies were successfully delivered after a cesarean section was done on their mother yesterday morning," he said.

He disclosed that preliminary scan tests done of the newborns who are co-joined at the abdomen downwards, revealed that they share a liver and a kidney. Their hearts are separate but very close.

possible operation

He said they have contacted the Amref Medical Emergency team to help airlift the twins to Kenyatta National Hospital for further tests that could lead to a possible operation to separate them.

"We have contacted Amref and as soon as they are ready with the air ambulance, the conjoined twins will be airlifted to Nairobi for specialised medical care," he said.

The twins' mother is said to be in stable condition.

Last week, Lydia Bonareri, 24, gave birth to conjoined twins at the Kisii Level Five Hospital. They died as plans to take them to Nairobi were being made.

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